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20070206 Women?s Tennis Heads to San Diego
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Release: 02/06/2007
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<DIV class=Section1> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT size=2><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">This Week for the Wildcats: </SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">No. 52 <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:State w:st="on">Arizona</st1:State> (1-3) will head to <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:State w:st="on">California</st1:State></st1:place> to play No. 46 San Diego State (3-2) and No. 58 San Diego (2-2).<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The Wildcats will face the Aztecs at 2 p.m. (PST) on Friday, Feb. 9.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:State w:st="on">Arizona</st1:State></st1:place> will take on the Toreros at 10 a.m. (PST) on Saturday, Feb. 10.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p><FONT size=2> </FONT></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT size=2><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Last week: </SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">The Wildcats suffered their third consecutive loss of the season against No. 23 Fresno State, 4-3.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:State w:st="on">Arizona</st1:State></st1:place> took the doubles point by winning at the No. 1 and No. 3 spots.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The Bulldogs were able to take the momentum in singles and win four straight to take the match.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>With the match decided, <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=181091"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=181091">Juliette Mavroleon</A></A> was able to come back to defeat No. 49 Ranta Kucerkova 2-6, 6-4, 6-3 in the No. 2 position.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>On court six, <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=75959"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=75959">Camelia Todorova</A></A> took down Bruno Paes, 7-5, 4-6, 10-6.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p><FONT size=2> </FONT></o:p></SPAN></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT size=2><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Against <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on">San Diego</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">State</st1:PlaceType></st1:place>: </SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">This is the sixth series meeting between the Aztecs and Wildcats. <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> leads the series 4-1. The last meeting between the two teams was in 2002 when the Wildcats won 4-3.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p><FONT size=2> </FONT></o:p></SPAN></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT size=2><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Scouting the Aztecs: <SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN></SPAN></B><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">San Diego</SPAN></st1:PlaceName><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial"> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">State</st1:PlaceType></SPAN></st1:place><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial"> is 3-2 on the season.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The Aztecs have defeated Cal State Fullerton, UC Riverside and <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Hawai&rsquo;i</st1:place></st1:State>. Their losses have come against <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:State w:st="on">California</st1:State></st1:place> and UC Irvine.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on">San Diego</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">State</st1:PlaceType></st1:place> is led by sophomore Holly Bagshaw, ranked No. 51 in singles and junior Eliska Krausova, No. 69.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Head Coach Peter Mattera returns for his 14<SUP>th</SUP> season at SDSU. Mattera has led the Aztecs to 10 conference championships and nine births in the NCAA tournament.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The team returns seven players and adds two freshmen. <o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p><FONT size=2> </FONT></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT size=2><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Against <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">San Diego</st1:place></st1:City>: </SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">This is the 11<SUP>th</SUP> series meeting between the Toreros and Wildcats. <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> has swept the series so far going 10-0.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>In 2005, the Wildcats won 7-0 at home.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p><FONT size=2> </FONT></o:p></SPAN></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT size=2><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Scouting the Toreros: <SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN></SPAN></B><st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">San Diego</SPAN></st1:place></st1:City><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial"> is 2-2 on the season.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>It has defeated <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Hawai&rsquo;i</st1:place></st1:State> and Cal State Fullerton while falling to USC and Cal.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The Toreros are led by junior transfer Monica Wiesener, who plays at both No. 1 singles and doubles.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Head coach Sherri Stephens returns for her 23<SUP>rd</SUP> season at <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">San Diego</st1:place></st1:City>. Stevens played at the <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceType w:st="on">University</st1:PlaceType> of <st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Arizona</st1:PlaceName></st1:place> in the late 1970s. She also began her coaching career as an assistant coach for the Wildcats. <SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The team returns three players and adds four freshmen. <o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p><FONT size=2> </FONT></o:p></SPAN></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT size=2><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Wildcats in the Rankings: </SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">The Wildcats fell three spots in the poll this week to No. 52.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> has two pairs ranked at doubles.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=181096"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=181096">Danielle Steinberg</A></A> and <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=181091"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=181091">Juliette Mavroleon</A></A> are ranked at No. 40, while <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=48769"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=48769">Kasia Jakowlew</A></A> and <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=75959"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=75959">Camelia Todorova</A></A> follow closely behind at No. 43.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><FONT size=2><SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><o:p></o:p></FONT></SPAN></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT size=2><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Fall Action: </SPAN></B><st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Arizona</SPAN></st1:place></st1:State><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial"> found most of its success in doubles during the fall season.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=48769"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=48769">Kasia Jakowlew</A></A> earned <o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></P></DIV><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-fareast-font-family: 'Times New Roman'; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA"><BR style="PAGE-BREAK-BEFORE: always; mso-break-type: section-break" clear=all></SPAN> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><FONT size=2>a 7-2 record in doubles while paired with <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=75959"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=75959">Camelia Todorova</A></A> (3-1) and <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=561386"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=561386">Natalia Toporowska</A></A> (4-1).<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=181091"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=181091">Juliette Mavroleon</A></A> and <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=181096"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=181096">Danielle Steinberg</A></A> went 3-0 in doubles action.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Steinberg had the most success in singles play during the fall finishing at 5-3. <o:p></o:p></FONT></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p><FONT size=2> </FONT></o:p></SPAN></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT size=2><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Pac-10 Elite: </SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> will face stiff competition when it begins the Pac-10 season.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Eight of the nine conference teams are ranked in the ITA poll including five in the top 25.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Stanford leads the way at No. 2 and <st1:place w:st="on">Southern California</st1:place> is close behind at No. 5. <st1:State w:st="on">California</st1:State> (No. 9), UCLA (No. 15) and <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Arizona</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">State</st1:PlaceType></st1:place> (No. 22) round out the top 25, while No. 48 Oregon, No. 52 Arizona and No. 65 Washington State are all also ranked. <SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Three singles players and two doubles pairs from the Pac-10 are in the top 10 of their respective polls.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><st1:State w:st="on">California</st1:State>&rsquo;s Susie Babos is ranked No. 3, while Stanford&rsquo;s Jessica Nguyen is No. 8 and <st1:place w:st="on">Southern California</st1:place>&rsquo;s Sarah Fansler is No. 9.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Babos and teammate Zsuzsanna Fodor are No. 2 in doubles and <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Arizona</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">State</st1:PlaceType></st1:place>&rsquo;s Kady Pooler and Roxanne Clarke pair up at No. 8.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p><FONT size=2> </FONT></o:p></SPAN></B></P><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-fareast-font-family: 'Times New Roman'; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA">Next Week: </SPAN></B><st1:State w:st="on"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-fareast-font-family: 'Times New Roman'; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA">Arizona</SPAN></st1:State><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-fareast-font-family: 'Times New Roman'; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA"> will return home to kick off Pac-10 play against the <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Washington</st1:place></st1:State> schools. <SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The Wildcats will face <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Washington</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">State</st1:PlaceType></st1:place> at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 16.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><st1:State w:st="on">Arizona</st1:State> will take on the <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:State w:st="on">Washington</st1:State></st1:place> at noon on Saturday, Feb. 17.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN></SPAN>
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